Reflection and learning summaries

The ILM process is a journey; progress is not linear. Thus reflection and learning is an essential part of the impact evaluation cycle helping to adapt and iterate in order to continue growing in the right direction. Reflections allow an LP to move beyond tactical thinking to strategic thinking. Learning entails being able to look at the past, understand it, and improve things going forward. Facilitators can help the LP group to structure their reflections, on the results of the impact analysis and other assessments, and translate these into concrete proposed adjustments to the LP, landscape assessment, vision, strategy and planning and action plan. These reflections and recommendations can be captured in a synthesis report, learning briefs, newsletter articles, videos, or LP meeting notes. Selected materials can be used by the LP in external communications to motivate continued or increased support.